To help you understand Arcara Personalized Psychiatry, we've answered some of the most frequently asked questions below. If you still need more information, just call us at 617-431-6140.
Do you provide medication recommendations/consults for Primary Care Physicians (PCP)?
No, we do not. We take the time to get to know our clients and want to follow-up after medication initiation. Often, doses are changed or medications are added in multiple appointments based on client response. Therefore, it would be unrealistic to make recommendations to a PCP not knowing how the client will respond.
Do you provide private pay options?
Yes, most people find our private pay option very affordable. Please call Cindy for more information at
Do you provide therapy?
We primarily provide medication management and occasionally supportive therapy. We have a relationship with several area therapists and can provide referrals.
Do you treat adolescents?
We see adolescents on a case by case basis since we do not have a crisis team. Cindy, our practice manager can determine if our office is appropriate for your child’s needs.
Do you treat children?
No, we do not treat children.
What form of payment do you accept?
Our office accepts cash, check, master card, visa, american express.
What insurance do you take?
We are contracted with Blue Cross, Boston University Student Health, and accept Private Pay which most find very affordable. Please contact Cindy our practice manager for details.
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse (RN) with advanced training in diagnosing and treating illness. They can prescribe medications, treat illness, and administer physical exams.
What is your cancellation fee?
A cancellation fee of $225.00 is charged if you do not arrive for the scheduled evaluation or if it is not canceled within 24 hours of the appointment.
We do not have a Psychiatrist on site or a Crisis Intervention Team. Because of this, we are unable to provide care for all patients and can provide referrals to area psychiatric clinics or larger psychiatry offices who offer a comprehensive team. Cindy, our Practice Manager, can determine if our office will be able to provide you the care you need.
We do not treat children
Adolescents, 14 and older, are seen on a case by case basis and must have a therapist prior to evaluation. Our Practice Manager can determine if our office is able to provide your teen with the best care.